PAC – MAN is a game that a fellow teacher taught me this summer. Kids will love this game, and there are many ways to change it up so that it keeps the kids engaged.
A select group of students will be ghosts and the other students will take the role of Pac Man. The kids won’t care that in the real game there is only one Pac Man… they will be having too much fun 🙂 The ghosts will try to eat/touch the Pac Man while everyone is walking only on the lines of the gym floor.
This one is for all of those Teacher Candidates doing their first practicum right now. You are half way through! You should be right in the middle of an amazing experience, and you may not have time to search all over the web to find some resources. I hope this list of posts I have already made helps a bit.
We have recently posted 3 GREAT DPA / Gym games aimed at making it easier for an OT to step into a gym class. We will be posting a lot more in the coming weeks, but here are the three we have so far.
WARNING: All of these games have become extremely popular in the classes that I have played them with and students are now disappointed when we DO NOT play them. Introduce these games at your own risk 🙂
Our second Gym / DPA game is another one where all you need is a big open space (whistle is optional for this one).
* Some students like to call this The Number Game and others like The Group Game, some call it Atoms. Usually I play it with them and let them call it what they want and then go with that, it makes it more personal.
Tell your students to line up on one side of the gym (if you are playing this outside you just need to establish two boundaries that are on opposite sides of each other). Explain the simple rules for The Number / Group Game and have some fun!